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Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Senate The Senate, as distinct from the House of Representatives, although each body is a “house” or “chamber” of Congress. Established by the Constitution, Article I, Section 3. The size of the Senate, currently 100 members, is established by the Constitution (“The Senate of the […]

Simple Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Simple Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Simple Resolution Resolution / Simple Resolution: Sentiment of one chamber on an issue, or a measure to carry out the administrative or procedural business of the chamber. Does not become law. Designated as H. Res. or S. Res. A simple resolution deals with the internal […]

Chamber (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Chamber (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Chamber   A Curator’s Tour of the U.S. House Chamber   The meeting place for the membership of either the House or Senate; also the membership of the House or Senate meeting as such. The lowest level in each chamber, i.e., the floor of the […]

Morning Hour / Morning Business (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Morning Hour / Morning Business (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Morning Hour / Morning Business The time set-aside at the beginning of each legislative day for the consideration of regular, routine business. The “hour” is of indefinite duration in the House, where a period is set aside at the beginning of the day for members […]

Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain photo credit: Brett Jordan Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain is adjournment under a motion or resolution that fixes the next time of meeting for one chamber or both chambers. Under the Constitution, neither chamber can adjourn […]

Calendar of Business (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Calendar of Business (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Calendar of Business An agenda or list of business eligible for floor consideration. Each chamber decides which measures are discussed, and in what order, in accordance with its rules and practices. The Senate has two calendars, the Executive Calendar for treaties and nominations, and the […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment – Presidential, Congressional Terms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment – Presidential, Congressional Terms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (20th Amendment) Amendment XX. (Presidential, Congressional Terms) Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933. Note: Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment. In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3. Section […]

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 3. The Senate

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 3. The Senate

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 3. (The Senate) Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have […]